Easiyo

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Excitement……after may months of dithering. Finally I have ordered and received my Easiyo yogurt maker. We all enjoy eating yogurt in our family but the cost of good quality yogurt along with everything else is spiralling . My intention is to also make fruit puree toppings from the delicious abundance of fruit that our allotment provides. I’ve followed may other bloggers, who have made fantastic use of the different kinds of yogurt that can be produce from this wonderful gadget .

So here goes, first attempt.

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Strawberry yogurt mix
  1. Simply add your chosen yogurt powder sachet to cold tap water, shake well to mix thoroughly. Strawberry is my first choice.
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    Add boiling water to thermal container

    Add boiling water to the Easiyo maker, fill to just above the red baffle .

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    Place mix inside Easiyo maker

    Make sure that your lid is secure on the pot of yogurt mix. Place carefully onto the baffle and put on the lid, turn until it clicks to guarantee that the Easiyo thermos is sealed.

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  4. Leave for at least 16-24 hrs to set your yogurt mix. I left mine for about 20hrs, apparently the longer you leave it the thicker your yogurt will be. So fingers crossed.
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    Finished strawberry yogurt

    Ta dah moment…………delicious thick strawberry yogurt. This needs to chill in the fridge for a couple of hours , can’t wait to try it. It is very easy and simple to use, I’m looking forward to many, many bowls of healthy breakfasts and deserts .

Allotment progress

I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the start of the growing season, at last it’s here. I have spent many hours in my greenhouse nurturing seeds and finally the moment has arrived . Planting time, hooray.  I always enjoy following closely other gardening/allotment bloggers, it’s amazing how many varieties of vegetables, salad and fruit people grow, well done to all of you. Even a few carefully placed flowers look amazing on a plot.

My progress this year is a little slow but with the help of my wonderful hubby and son things are getting done. So far we have planted our early potatoes, Charlotte and International kidney. Main crop, our favourite Desiree also Pentland crown, we have never grown this variety before, so fingers crossed. We have also just transplanted our peas into their final growing place. Cabbages and cauliflowers have also been planted. Onions and shallots got off to a flying start but a severe frost last week put the poor things into shock!

We have also planted a row of broad beans and to fill a space at the front of the plot we have chosen a blueberry and a  gooseberry bush. I could resist these during a recent visit to Wilko. So good look to everyone, lets hope the sun shines and a little rain falls. Personally I’m really looking forward to another year on the allotment.IMG_0006

 

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Sorry I’ve not been around

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Apple tree blossom

I’m so sorry that I have not been blogging since the new year! It’s been a tough start to 2017. I’ve been really quite ill which is very unusual for me, but I am pleased to say things are improving gradually. My dad is also ill and in hospital. I’ve been struggling to get things going on my allotment but I’m determined to continue, my lovely husband and son have been amazing, thank you.

I love the peace and calm that my allotment gives me, even just sitting and watching the world go by calms the soul and brings me an enormous amount of joy.

I have quietly followed all of my favourite bloggers Postcard from Gibraltar, Life at no. 27, Coastal crochet and many, many more. You have all kept me smiling, laughing and thoroughly amused and entertained, thank all so much, the blogging community is brilliant.

So hopefully normal service will be resumed and I’m hoping to share some of my interests with you.

Big hugs and kisses to you all, enjoy easter ( don’t eat to much chocolate )

Sue xx

 

 

Happy New Year

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I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year. I hope you all have a peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2017. It’s been a joy to be part of a wonderful community of bloggers, you are all amazing people. Not only do you share your thoughts, ups and downs, trials and tribulations. You  are also very support, kind and a caring group of individuals. I for one can not wait to see what you are all up to in 2017.

Thank you all x

Merry Christmas

 

Ho dear! Time flies by. What happened to November and most of December? I’m so sorry that I haven’t been adding to my blog. I have had a dreadful winter cold that’s doing the rounds. My dad has been in hospital, he’s hopefully on the mend now. Work has also been frantic to say the least. Thank goodness for the Christmas holidays. I have however been keeping up to date with everyone’s blogs, a constant source of entertainment and joy, thank you all.

Looking back on 2016 I can honestly say it’s been a great year. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed time with family and friends. Days on the allotment have been wonderful and relaxing. Reading all of your blogs has been amusing and fun, what a great bunch of bloggers there are out there.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year, health, wealth and happiness to you all xxxx

I shall leave you with a few of my favourite picture from 2016.

I’m looking forward to 2017, hope you are too.

Bye for now xxx

New project

It’s wet and miserable here today, so I thought I would start a new project. A new winter throw for the sofa. I’m always fascinated by the way Marbled and stripped wool crochets .

Different tones of cream, coffee, grey and tweed look very interesting. Very subtle, neutral colours. Because it’s chunky wool on a 5mm crochet hook ,it’s growing very quickly.

Crochet bliss.

Have a lovely Sunday xx

Where did September go !

Oh dear, I’ve missed a month somewhere! Where did September disappear to? I have been so busy with birthdays, work, our allotment, weekends away and just family life. I’m not complaining, I’ve enjoyed every moment.

I’ve loved following everybody’s blogs and must apologise to everyone I follow for not leaving any comments regarding their wonderful and entertaining blogs.

Yarndale came and went! What an amazing craft event, well done and thank you to everyone who took part in the event xx One year I will go, It’s almost like a pilgrimage for all crafters. Lucy from Attic 24 is a constant inspiration to me and many others, thank you.yarndale_promotional_image

My husband and I have celebrated our birthdays over the last couple of weeks. We had lots of lovely cards and gifts, thanks to everyone x I had lots of lovely pressies, wool, items for the garden and allotment, candles and an embarrassing amount of chocolate, love it, love it, love it xxxxx

My lovely best friend, Sue, gave me a birthday voucher for the Wool Warehouse….. temptation. I have spent an age trawling through their lovely web site. Great to see Heather from Tiny Tin Bird blog on their site, well done Heather. What should I buy? What shall my next project be? A trip to the library was a source of inspiration. Our libraries are fantastic, we need them in our communities, they are so valuable to people and children of all ages. So, armed with a few books, I’m sure I shall find a new project.

Happy Autumn to all the bloggers out there, thank you for all of your wonderful blogs.